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Book Image Antoine Lavoisier: Founder of Modern Chemistry
by Lisa Yount

Profiles the life of the Frenchman who is considered the founder of modern chemistry and biochemistry, because of his discovery of oxygen and his work on combustion and respiration.


Book Image Atoms and Molecules
by Phil Roxbee-Cox

Atoms and molecules reveals the inner workings of the atom and includes the background to some historic discoveries and inventions, such as the atom bomb. It also looks at the latest scientific developments, including atomic art and atom's role in the search for a cure for aids.


Book Image Cartoon Guide to Chemistry, The
by Larry Gonick (Author), Craig Criddle (Author)

A refreshingly humorous but thorough ancillary guide to general chemistry from the author of the bestselling The Cartoon Guide to Physics and The Cartoon Guide to Genetics.

The Cartoon Guide to Chemistry, a collaboration between pre–eminent scientist Professor Craig Criddle of Stanford University and cartoonist Larry Gonick, is a complete and up–to–date course in college level chemistry. In an engaging and humorous graphic style, the book covers both the history and the basics, including early ideas and techniques, electrochemistry, organic chemistry, biochemistry, environmental chemistry, physics as chemistry; and much more.


Book Image Chemical Chaos
by Nick Arnold, Tony De Saulles (Illustrator)


Book Image Chemical History of a Candle, The
by Michael Faraday

One of the greatest experimental scientists of all time, Michael Faraday (1791-1867) developed the first electric motor, electric generator, and dynamo--essentially creating the science of electrochemistry. This book, the result of six lectures he delivered at London's Royal Institution, concerns another form of energy--candlelight. Faraday titled the lectures "The Chemical History of a Candle," choosing the subject because, as he explained, "There is not a law under which any part of this universe is governed which does not come into play and is not touched upon [during the time a candle burns]." That statement is the foundation for a book that explores the components, function, and weight of the atmosphere; the function of a candle wick; capillary attraction; the carbon content in oxygen and living bodies; the production of carbon dioxide from coal gas and sugar; the properties of carbonic acid; respiration and its analogy to the burning of a candle; and much more. Unabridged republication of A Course of Six Lectures on the Chemical History of a Candle, originally published by Chautauqua Press, New York, n.d. New Introduction. Numerous illustrations.


Book Image Chemistry for Dummies
by John T. Moore

Includes examples of chemistry in action in everyday life. See how chemistry works in everything from soaps to medicines to petroleum. Whether you're taking a chemistry course or you're curious about what chemists do, this fun and easy guide will get you up to speed in matter and energy, elements and atoms, acids and gases, and much more. You'll understand the basic concepts and discover how chemistry affects our day-to-day lives - from the home to the environment.


Book Image Chemistry: Concepts and Problems : A Self-Teaching Guide
by Clifford C. Houk (Author), Richard Post (Author)

Have you ever wondered about the differences between liquids, gases, and solids? Or what actually happens when something burns? What exactly is a solution? An acid? A base? This is chemistry—the composition and structure of substances composing all matter, and how they can be transformed. Whether you are studying chemistry for the first time on your own, want to refresh your memory for a test, or need a little help for a course, this concise, interactive guide gives you a fresh approach to this fascinating subject. This fully up-to-date edition of Chemistry: Concepts and Problems:

  • Has been tested, rewritten, and retested to ensure that you can teach yourself all about chemistry
  • Requires no prerequisites
  • Lets you work at your own pace with a helpful question-and-answer format
  • Lists objectives for each chapter—you can skip ahead or find extra help if you need it
  • Reinforces what you learn with chapter self-tests


Book Image Chemy Called Al: A Novel. The
by Wendy Isdell, Pamela Espeland (Editor)

Back by popular request! Newly revised and expanded, this is the second edition of the popular sequel to the fiction title, "A Gebra Named Al" by Wendy Isdell. Julie finds herself lost once more in the land of Science, which borders Mathematics. With the help of some scientific horses and a mysterious lion, she learns about the roots of chemistry, the history of alchemy, and the four states of matter. Fiction, educational. Recommended for ages 14 and up.


Book Image Cool Chemistry: Great Experiments with Simple Stuff
by Steven W. Moje

There is a chemistry lab waiting for you in your closets and kitchen cupboards! First, gather your equipment, such as plastic bags and bottles, aluminum foil, and paper plates and cups. Next check out your supplies, including antacid tablets, baking soda, salt, detergent, vegetable oil, baby powder, and even some of your favorite foods. Now, you're ready to try dozens of the coolest chemistry experiments around! Race a soap-propelled boat. Get an egg to float in a glass of water. Grow your own crystals, stalactites, and stalagmites. Stir up a vinegar volcano. Amaze your friends with the mysterious multiplying pennies experiment--or send them secret messages with invisible ink you made yourself! You'll also find out plenty of fascinating facts about the world--because everything we can see, touch, taste, smell, or hear involves the awesome science of chemistry.


Book Image Exploring Chemical Elements and Their Compounds
David L. Heiserman

This book explains what the chemical elements are and their various properties. Historical Information on how each element was discovered in given. The book also includes material on the different isotopes of the elements and their chemical compounds.


Book Image Eyewitness: Chemistry
by Ann, Dr Newmark

Chemical processes have always been part of life. They enable our bodies to function, and are the basis for countless substances and processes we take for granted. Eyewitness Chemistry explores the world's natural chemistry and how we understand it and exploit it. Superb full-color photography of original equipment, intricate scientific instruments, three-dimensional models, and revealing experiments show the discoveries that have changed our way of life, from ancient alchemy to modern technology. Stunning demonstrations of key experiments and ideas provide a fresh and exciting look at this fascinating topic. See how a catalytic converter removes pollutants, how photographs are created, and how light bulbs work. Learn why there is a hole in the ozone layer, why a spider's silk is stronger than steel, and how plastics are made. Discover how chemistry is used to solve crimes, how fireworks and TNT work, what DNA is, and much, much more!


Book Image Eyewitness: Matter
by Christopher Cooper, Dorling Kindersley Publishing

Explore the amazing world of matter-from the earliest ideas about the four elements to the discoveries about the atom.


Book Image Illustrated Dictionary of Chemistry
by Jane Wertheim


Book Image Illustrated Guide to Home Chemistry Experiments: All Lab, No Lecture
by Robert Thompson

For students, DIY hobbyists, and science buffs, who can no longer get real chemistry sets, this one-of-a-kind guide explains how to set up and use a home chemistry lab, with step-by-step instructions for conducting experiments in basic chemistry -- not just to make pretty colors and stinky smells, but to learn how to do real lab work:

* Purify alcohol by distillation
* Produce hydrogen and oxygen gas by electrolysis
* Smelt metallic copper from copper ore you make yourself
* Analyze the makeup of seawater, bone, and other common substances
* Synthesize oil of wintergreen from aspirin and rayon fiber from paper
* Perform forensics tests for fingerprints, blood, drugs, and poisons
* and much more

From the 1930s through the 1970s, chemistry sets were among the most popular Christmas gifts, selling in the millions. But two decades ago, real chemistry sets began to disappear as manufacturers and retailers became concerned about liability. ,em>The Illustrated Guide to Home Chemistry Experiments steps up to the plate with lessons on how to equip your home chemistry lab, master laboratory skills, and work safely in your lab. The bulk of this book consists of 17 hands-on chapters that include multiple laboratory sessions on the following topics:

* Separating Mixtures
* Solubility and Solutions
* Colligative Properties of Solutions
* Introduction to Chemical Reactions & Stoichiometry
* Reduction-Oxidation (Redox) Reactions
* Acid-Base Chemistry
* Chemical Kinetics
* Chemical Equilibrium and Le Chatelier's Principle
* Gas Chemistry
* Thermochemistry and Calorimetry
* Electrochemistry
* Photochemistry
* Colloids and Suspensions
* Qualitative Analysis
* Quantitative Analysis
* Synthesis of Useful Compounds
* Forensic Chemistry

With plenty of full-color illustrations and photos, Illustrated Guide to Home Chemistry Experiments offers introductory level sessions suitable for a middle school or first-year high school chemistry laboratory course, and more advanced sessions suitable for students who intend to take the College Board Advanced Placement (AP) Chemistry exam. A student who completes all of the laboratories in this book will have done the equivalent of two full years of high school chemistry lab work or a first-year college general chemistry laboratory course.

This hands-on introduction to real chemistry -- using real equipment, real chemicals, and real quantitative experiments -- is ideal for the many thousands of young people and adults who want to experience the magic of chemistry.


Book Image Janice VanCleave's Chemistry for Every Kid
by Janice VanCleave
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Why do newspapers turn yellow? How does bleach make colors disappear? Why can't you mix oil and water? Find out the answers to these and other mysteries of chemistry in this fascinating collection of ideas, projects, and activities that teach the basics of chemistry theory and practice.

Turn steel wool into a glutinous green blob. Separate an egg from its shell without breaking the shell. Make copper pennies turn green. Have fun while you learn simple chemistry from a solution of colored water, and the behavior of gases with the help of a soda bottle. Through these and other activities, you'll explore the structure of matter, the workings of acids, gases, and solutions . . . and much more.

You'll find most of the materials you need around the house or classroom. Every activity has been pretested and can be performed safely and cheaply in the classroom, at a science fair, or at home.


Book Image Janice VanCleave's Molecules
by Janice VanCleave

What are molecules made of? How do water molecules stay together? How does heat affect the movement of molecules?

Janice VanCleave’s Molecules includes 20 simple and fun experiments that allow you to discover the answers to these and other fascinating questions about molecules, plus dozens of additional suggestions for developing your own science fair projects. Learn about the structure of molecules with a simple experiment using gum drops and toothpicks; about molecular motion with a glass, a cup, and food coloring; about crystals using Epsom salts, a soap dish, and a paint brush; and much more. All experiments use inexpensive household materials and involve a minimum of preparation and clean up. Children ages 8–12


Book Image Marie Curie's Search for Radium
by Beverley Birch, Christian Birmingham (Illustrator)

Marie Curie's scientific research and discovery of radium in 1902, helped open the door to our modern nuclear age. AGes 6-9.


Book Image Matter: Its Properties and Its Changes
by Tom DeRosa (Author), Carolyn Reeves (Author)

In this Investigate the Possibilities series for 3rd through 6th grade, elementary chemistry becomes infused with fun through activities and applied learning!

This dynamic full-color book provides over 20 great ways to learn about bubbles, water, colors, salt, and the periodic table, all through interactive lessons that ground students in their faith in God. Help tap into the natural curiosity of young learners with activities utilizing common household items, teaching them why and how things work, what things are made of, and where they came from.

You will learn about...
The physical properties of chemical substances
Why adding heat causes most chemical changes to react faster
The scientist who organized a chart of the known elements
The difference between chemical changes and physical changes

Investigate God's amazing world through science that is both fun to explore and educationally sound in this comprehensive series!


Book Image Matter: Its Properties and Its Changes Teacher's Guide
by Tom DeRosa (Author), Carolyn Reeves (Author)
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The Teacher's Guide provides:
Easy to use format for home or classroom instruction
Objectives and teaching aids to guide learning
Additional resources to expand educational experience
Material that gives consideration to National Science Education Standards

Makes chemistry easy to teach and comprehend in this complete scientific series!


Book Image Mystery of the Periodic Table, The
by Benjamin Wiker, Jeanne Bendick (Illustrator)

"When we look at these nice, neat, and straight rows of elements on the Periodic Table of the Elements we might think that it was a nice, neat, and straight road to their discovery. Nothing could be further from the truth. It was a long and difficult journey much like the perilous wanderings of Odysseus in Homer's great epic tale, The Odyssey. Of course the wanderings made it an adventure, and an adventure is always an exciting thing to retell." [from the book] Author Benjamin Wiker leads the reader on a delightful and absorbing journey through the ages, on the trail of the elements of the Periodic Table as we know them today.

He introduces the young reader to people like Von Helmont, Boyle, Stahl, Priestly, Cavendish, Lavoisier, and many others, all incredibly diverse in personality and approach, who have laid the groundwork for a search that is still unfolding to this day. The first part of Wiker's witty and solidly instructive presentation is most suitable to middle school age, while the later chapters are designed for ages 12-13 and up, with a final chapter somewhat more advanced.


Book Image Periodic Kingdom, The: A Journey into the Land of the Chemical Elements
by P. W. Atkins

Amazon.com
The periodic table of the elements is the grand, unified theory of chemistry. In The Periodic Kingdom, P. W. Atkins imagines the table as a landscape, with fields of metals, pools of mercury and bromine, clouds of gases, and the offshore island of rare earths. He describes the history of this metaphoric kingdom and shows how its laws are those of physical chemistry: they are the expression in the visible world of the invisible dance of subatomic particles. The Periodic Kingdom is an excellent book for students at any level who want to see the connections between chemistry, physics, and "real life."


Book Image Periodic Table: Elements with Style
by Adrian Dingle (Author), Simon Basher (Author)

The Periodic Table introduces budding chemists to the world of the elements as it's never been seen before. Designed to resemble popular networking Web sites, the pages of this book feature "homepages" for each of the chemical elements -- complete with witty and informative profiles written by the elements themselves, plus a personally chosen picture.


Book Image Real Science-4-Kids Chemistry I Laboratory Worksheets
by R. W. Keller
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The main points of each chapter of the Student Text are reinforced with hands-on lab experiments using common materials found in your home or easily purchased at your local grocery store. The lab pages are loose-leaf so they may be organized in a notebook or used individually. Each experiment starts by having the student determine and record the objective and hypothesis of the experiment. The required materials are listed as well as the instructions for the experiment. Several pages are then provided to allow the student to record results and conclusions. Although several students may share a single Student Text, it is highly recommended that each student have their own set of Lab Supplement pages.


Book Image Real Science-4-Kids Chemistry Level 1 Student Text
by Dr. Rebecca W. Keller
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The Chemistry Level I Student Text covers 10 chapters of the fundamentals of chemistry with abundant use of color graphics and hands on experiments to make learning chemistry fun for elementary grade students.


Book Image Real Science-4-Kids Chemistry Level I Teacher's Manual
by R. W. Keller
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The Teacher's Manual was designed to make teaching science easy and fun, even for the teacher with no science background. Each page of the Manual contains the student text page on the left and important background and teaching information for the instructor on the right side of the page. For the lab pages, the expected results are clearly laid out for the teacher.


Book Image Standard Deviants - Chemistry, Parts 1, 2 & 3

Get all three videos! Are you bored by atomic bonding, confused by calorimetry, or stumped by standard enthalpy? Well put your worries to rest! Sit back and enjoy the eternal struggle between superheroes and villains while reviewing difficult concepts such as percent composition and stoichiometry. With the Standard Deviants, your grade will rise faster than a hydrogen atom.


Book Image Standard Deviants: Chemistry, Part 1

Are you bored by atomic bonding, confused by calorimetry, or stumped by standard enthalpy? Well put your worries to rest! Sit back and enjoy the eternal struggle between superheroes and villains while reviewing difficult concepts such as percent composition and stoichiometry. With the Standard Deviants, your grade will rise faster than a hydrogen atom. Includes such topics as: States and properties of matter, atomic and molecular weight, solution stoichiometry, atoms, compounds, molecules, The Periodic Table, isotopes, ions. Running time: 2 hrs 10 min


Book Image Standard Deviants: Chemistry, Part 2

Are you bored by atomic bonding, confused by calorimetry, or stumped by standard enthalpy? Well put your worries to rest! Sit back and enjoy the eternal struggle between superheroes and villains while reviewing difficult concepts such as percent composition and stoichiometry. With the Standard Deviants, your grade will rise faster than a hydrogen atom. Includes such topics as: thermochemistry, exothermic and endothermic reactions, Hess's Law, atomic structure, chemical bonding, Lewis Structures, The Octet Rule, atomic bonding. Running time: 1 hr


Book Image Standard Deviants: Chemistry, Part 3

Are you bored by atomic bonding, confused by calorimetry, or stumped by standard enthalpy? Well put your worries to rest! Sit back and enjoy the eternal struggle between superheroes and villains while reviewing difficult concepts such as percent composition and stoichiometry. With the Standard Deviants, your grade will rise faster than a hydrogen atom. Includes such topics as: VSPER Theory, Kinetic Molecular Theory, Boyle's Law, Graham's Law, Dalton's Law of Partial Pressures, intermolecular forces, phase diagrams, molarity, molality. Running time: 1 hr 30 min


Book Image Uncle Tungsten: Memories of a Chemical Boyhood
by Oliver W. Sacks

Amazon.com's Best of 2001
Oliver Sacks's luminous memoir charts the growth of a mind. Born in 1933 into a family of formidably intelligent London Jews, he discovered the wonders of the physical sciences early from his parents and their flock of brilliant siblings, most notably "Uncle Tungsten" (real name, Dave), who "manufactured lightbulbs with filaments of fine tungsten wire." Metals were the substances that first attracted young Oliver, and his descriptions of their colors, textures, and properties are as sensuous and romantic as an art lover's rhapsodies over an Old Master. Seamlessly interwoven with his personal recollections is a masterful survey of scientific history, with emphasis on the great chemists like Robert Boyle, Antoine Lavoisier, and Humphry Davy (Sacks's personal hero). Yet this is not a dry intellectual autobiography; his parents in particular, both doctors, are vividly sketched. His sociable father loved house calls and "was drawn to medicine because its practice was central in human society," while his shy mother "had an intense feeling for structure ... for her [medicine] was part of natural history and biology." For young Oliver, unhappy at the brutal boarding school he was sent to during the war, and afraid that he would become mentally ill like his older brother, chemistry was a refuge in an uncertain world. He would outgrow his passion for metals and become a neurologist, but as readers of Awakenings and The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat know, he would never leave behind his conviction that science is a profoundly human endeavor. --Wendy Smith


Book Image World of Atoms and Quarks, The
by Alberta Stwertka

Discusses the search for the ultimate individual parts of matter, including the discoveries of the atom, the electron, the antiparticles, and the quark.



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